Hot on the heels of Maleficent‘s huge opening last weekend ($70 million and counting), Disney announced their next live action fairy tale: Beauty and the Beast.
Variety reports that Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) will direct from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos. The cast is still being assembled.
Disney’s live action version of Cinderella is already in production with Lily James and Cate Blanchett, due in theaters March 2015.
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